Week 1: Introductions
Week 2: Human Mobility and the U.S. Civil War
- Yael Sternhell, "Southerners on the Run," Chap. 3 in Routes of War: The World of Movement in the Confederate South (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012), 93-154. (Full chapter recommended, but only pages 94-113; 118-134; 148-154 required.)
- Selections from Kate Stone, Brokenburn: The Journal of Kate Stone, 1861-1868, ed. John Q. Anderson (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1995).
Week 3: European Immigration . . . and Return Migration
- Mark Wyman, "A Two Way Migration" and "Leaving the Land of Bosses and Clocks," Chaps. 1 and 4 in Round-Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930 (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996), 3-14; 74-98.
- Rosa Cassettari, "Rosa Cassettari: From Northern Italy to Chicago, 1884-1926" in Immigrant Voices: New Lives in America, 1773-1986, ed. Thomas Dublin (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993), 110-145. (All recommended, but only pages 110-120 and 125-131 required.)
Week 4: Myth-making, Tourism, and Westward Migration
- Phoebe S. Kropp, "Los Días Pasados: Tales from Nineteenth-Century California," Chap. 1 in California Vieja: Culture and Memory in a Modern American Place (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006), 19-46.
- Charles Dudley Warner, "Our Italy" Harper's New Monthly Magazine 81 (November 1890): 813-830.
Week 5: Asian Immigration, Angel Island, and Medical Regulation
- Nayan Shah, "Making Medical Borders at Angel Island," Chap. 7 in Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001), 179-203
- Selection of poetry discovered on the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station.
Week 6: Race-Making and Immigration Restrictions
- Mae M. Ngai, "The Architecture of Race in American Immigration Law: A Re-examination of the Immigration Act of 1924," The Journal of American History 86, No. 1 (June 1999): 67-92.
- Selections from United States v. Bhagat Singh Thind, Certificate From The Circuit Court Of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit., No. 202. Argued January 11, 12, 1923.-Decided February 19, 1923, United States Reports, v. 261, The Supreme Court, October Term, 1922, 204-215. Accessible on History Matters, http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5076/.
Week 7: Culture, Racial Systems, and the Great Migration
- James N. Gregory, "The Black Metropolis," Chap. 4 in The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005), 113-152.
- Richard Wright, Selections from American Hunger, in Up South: Stories, Studies, and Letters of this Century's Black Migration, ed. Malaika Adero (New York: CUNY New Press, 1993), 116-135.
Week 8: Immigration and U.S. Empire
- Catherine Ceniza Choy, "'Your Cap is a Passport': Filipino Nurses and the U.S. Exchange Visitor Program," Chap. 3 in Empire of Care: Nursing and Migration in Filipino American History (Durham: Duke University Press, 2003), 61-93.
- A. B. Santos and Juanita Santos, "We Have to Show the Americans that We Can Be as Good as Anybody," in Filipino American Lives, ed. Yen Le Espiritu (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995), 37-51.
Week 9: Prospectus Presentations
Week 10: Prospectus Presentations
Week 11: Labor, the U.S.-Mexico Border, and the Bracero Program
- Deborah Cohen, "Caught in the Middle: The Mexican State's Relationship with the United States and its Own Citizen-Workers," Journal of American Ethnic History 20, No. 3 (Spring 2001): 110-132.
- Matthew García, "Intraethnic Conflict and the Bracero Program during World War II" in American Dreaming, Global Realities: Rethinking U.S. Immigration History, ed. Donna R. Gabaccia and Vicki L. Ruiz (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2006), 399-408.
- Jose-Rodolfo Jacobo, Los Braceros: Memories of Bracero Workers 1942-1964 (San Diego, CA: Southern Border Press, 2004), 69-86.
Week 12: Suburbanization and the Politics of Postwar "Freedom"
- Matthew D. Lassiter, "Suburban Strategies: The Volatile Center in Postwar American Politics," in The Democratic Experiment: New Directions in American Political History, ed. Meg Jacobs, William J. Novak, and Julian E. Zelizer (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003), 327-349.
- Selections from D. J. Waldie, Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir (New York and London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996).
Week 13: Reforming/Revising Immigration Restrictions
- Mae M. Ngai, "The Liberal Critique and Reform of Immigration Policy," Chap. 7 in Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2004), 227-264.
Week 14: Policing Sexuality at the Border
- Eithne Luibheid, "Looking Like a Lesbian: Sexual Monitoring at the U.S.-Mexico Border" Chap. 4 in Entry Denied: Controlling Sexuality at the Border (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002), 77-102.
- Selections from Gilberto Gerald, "With My Head Held High," in In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology, ed. Joseph Beam (Los Angeles: Alyson Books, 1986).
Week 15: Cuban Refugees, Family, and the Popular Media
- Sarah Banet-Weiser, "Elián González and 'The Purpose of America': Nation, Family, and the Child-Citizen," American Quarterly 55, No. 2 (June 2003): 149-178.
- Selection of articles from U.S. periodicals, TBA.
Week 16: Trans-national Churches and Undocumented Migrants
- Jacqueline Hagan, "Churches Crossing Borders," Chap. 3 in Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning on the Undocumented Journey (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2008), 82-113.
- Selections from Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Inc. and Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano, 2003).